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Change of Office Location

The Continuing Education office has moved from B&E Room 113 to B&E Room 126.


The Center adheres to UofSC Aiken policies regarding precautions against COVID-19. Click to see more information.

Book Fair

Mark your calendar for November 13 and plan to attend our Book Fair where local and regional authors will make their books available and participate in panel discussions. Open to the public. Click for more information.

Volunteers Needed

Come volunteer with us. Get great satisfaction from helping others learn.

Change of Class Location or Time

The following classes will meet at a location or a time different from that shown in the catalog:

  • Submarines Yesterday to Today. Change location from B&E Room 138 to B&E Room 124.
  • Who's Afraid of Opera. Change location from B&E Room 122 to B&E Room 124.
  • Apple Technology Special Interest Group. Change location from CLL Tech Center to B&E Room 140. Change date of second session from 11/4 to 11/5, 2-4 PM.
  • Aiken: The Other Holy City. Change location from B&E Room 124 to Penland Administration Building Room 106.
  • Computer Security and Privacy. Change location from CLL Tech Center to B&E Room 116.
  • Home Surveillance Systems. Change date from 9/30 to 10/21, same time and place.
Canceled Classes

10 Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life, Excel Basic, Excel Advanced, and The Wolf Among Us: An Up-to-date Look at Man's Best Friend have been canceled.

Changes to Catalog

Changes have been made to the courses shown in the catalog for the current semester. Click to go to the Catalog page where you may see them.


The Center hosts events for the benefit of its members. Click to see the currently planned events.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning has merged with the McGrath Computer Learning Center to form the Center for Lifelong Learning. For information from the Academy's or McGrath's former websites, go to the archived information website.

Center for Lifelong Learning

Welcome to the Center for Lifelong Learning! The Center brings together two long-standing organizations: the Academy for Lifelong Learning and the McGrath Computer Learning Center. By integrating the resources of its predecessors, the Center will be able to provide students with more resources for improved learning opportunities.

The Center is affiliated with the Office of External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences at the University of South Carolina Aiken (as were the predecessor organizations). The University provides support, administrative services, and physical facilities to the Center.

With the merger, the Center will be able to make more efficient use of the University’s resources and reduce operating expenses. It will be able to draw from a larger pool of potential students consisting of Academy members and McGrath students. The combined volunteer base will be able to better serve all of our students (but we need new volunteers to bring fresh ideas into the Center!).

The Center offers both general interest courses, similar to those the Academy previously offered, and technology courses, similar to those McGrath offered. We are excited about the future as the Center builds toward future growth in both number of students and number of classes, better economy in our outreach, and greater efficiency in our operations. Come join us to learn!

Learn About Us

The Spiral

The Spiral is the Center's monthly newsletter to keep our members up to date on the Center's plans and news. A copy is sent to you if you are on our email mailing list and you can also read it here.

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